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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: Mark Carney<>
Date: 12 May 2018 08:57:09 +0200
Subject: ATTENTION : Payment Notification

ATTENTION : Payment Notification .

This is to notify you that we have released your funds of $6.5
Million United state dollars to be deliver to you without any
problem and delay . it is left for you to contact the Bank of
England { United Kingdom } for your payment .

Take note that there is nothing to worry about as long as we are
here, the United Nation , International Monetary Funds , FEDERAL
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION , and particular the United State
Government and we also the Department at Treasury . we all are
trying to monitor this transaction and we are very sure that
there should be no problem in receiving your funds .

There is no need for you to confirm your information to the Bank
of England again as we have forward all your data to them in
regard of releasing your funds all your information have been
sent to us from the National Security Agency ( N.S.A) in support
from Washington . so for this, your security is ensure that you
in a save hand .

Please for your own good and safety you are advice to stop all
transaction you are doing if you are in any way with contact of
receiving your Funds from ( Lagos _ Nigeria ) or Benin because we
believe that what ever you are doing with them is a scam and
fraud to rip you off your money understand ?

There is prove that you really have to stop contacting any other
office below is the listen name of scammers and there fake
identity so if you are in any contact we advice you to stop any
transaction because all name listed below as be black listed as
scammers .

Scam Name Listed below to stop contacting

1) Prof. Charles soludo
2) Senator David Mark
2) Micheal Edward
2) Anthony Packer
3) Chief Joseph Sanusi
3) Sanusi Lamido
4) Dr. R. Rasheed
5) Mr. David Koffi
6) Barrister Awele Ugorji
7) Mr. Roland Ngwa
8) Barrister Ucheuzo Williams
9) Mr. Ernest Chukwudi Obi
10) Dr. Patrick Aziza Deputy Governor - Policy / Board Member
11) Mr. Tunde Lemo Deputy Governor - Financial Sector
Surveillance/Board Member
12) Mrs. W. D. A. Mshelia Deputy Governor - Corporate Services /
Board Members
13) Mrs. Okonjo Iweala
14) Mrs. Rita Ekwesili
15) Barr Jacob Onyema
16) Dr. Godwin Oboh: Director Union Bank Of Nigeria.
17) Mr. John Collins: Global Diplomat Director.
18) Foreign fund diplomatic cou
19) Rev. Steven Jones
20) Mr. Alfred Johnson
21) Mrs. Sherry Williams
22) Agent Davis Morse
23) Mr James B. Comey
24) Mr Ibrahim Lamorde
25) Ms Carman L. Lapointe
26) Mrs Sherry Williams
27) Bar James Morgan
28) Mr James F. Entwistle
29) Mr david dye
30) Mr. Scott Larry
31) Barr Alex Jackson

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are
contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is
not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you
and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

Be inform that we have given order to the the Mark Carney The
Governor of the Bank of England to monitor the Bank of England
over there and to make sure you are not cheated in any way and
that you receive your funds of ( $6.5 Million United state

We believed that your transaction is safe with the Mark Carney
The Governor of the Bank of England because he is an insider and
trustworthy to complete this transaction for any United State
citizen or any EU country expecting any funds globally

This Step is taken for security reason because of the Bank of
England to combat against any form of corruption . in as much as
this get to you please you are advice to contact the The Governor
of the Bank of England which is Mark Carney

Name : Mark Carney

Email :

Your cooperation and understanding on this is needed to stop any
other transaction in any form with any one or bank or any
organization and comply with The Governor of the Bank of England
to limit the risk of scam globally .

United States Department of Treasury

1500 Pennsylvania Ave
NW, Washington, DC 20220,
United States

Jacob Lew
United States Secretary of the Treasury


Please be notify that this email or message regarding your
payment is send to you from US Department of treasury in
cooperation with the United Nation office to put limit to any
fraudulent act under the jurisdiction of the United State
Government : Fraud Act of 1988 in conjunction with the department
of justice there fore any copy right of email is prohibited and
violators will face the law .

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